My husband loves his smoker we got a few years ago. He is always looking for things to put into the smoker. I like these barbecue baked beans that he puts into the smoker. They are good the day they are cooked, and have even more flavor in the next day (eat them cold straight from the fridge good, my opinion).
making smoked barbecue baked beans
3 cans of navy (northern) beans
1/2 cup crumbled/chopped cooked bacon
1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce
1/2 medium onion, chopped and sautéed
1 small green pepper, sautéed
3 Tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon paprika
1 Tablespoon molasses
olive oil (about tablespoon)
deep square aluminum pan (to go into the smoker)
When you chop the onion and green pepper, you can chop then up finely. Or leave them in big chunks, to remove after cooking the beans. Sauté the onions and green pepper until the onions are almost translucent in a little olive oil.
In a deep aluminum pan, add the rest ingredients stir to mix the ingredients. Add the onions and green pepper and incorporate them into the mix as well.
Smoke the beans for 4 hours on heat in your smoker that is 300-350F with your favorite wood chips.
You can allow the beans to rest and pull in some of the juice into the beans.
You think the beans are good now? They have even more flavor the next day.
What will you serve your baked beans with, ribs, pulled pork or maybe some smoked potatoes?